I'm the space science producer for Discovery News, and I have a special love for solar physics, manned spaceflight and investigating the inner workings of our universe. I hold a Ph.D in Solar Physics and an M.Phys in Astrophysics. The exploration of space is an adventure; it's my job to chronicle our journey.
The stellar runts of the galaxy probably aren't so great for nurturing Earth-like worlds, say scientists running new simulations of the formation of planets around a variety of stars.
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
By tracking the phases of six exoplanets, astronomers have tracked their daily weather cycles for the first time.
Astronomers studying stars like our sun that are known to generate powerful 'superflares' have also discovered that these superflares are likely associated with monster 'starspots.'
This is the closest view of dwarf planet Ceres' cratered surface captured to date -- it's also the most detailed view yet of those mysterious bright dots.
Having already discerned the dwarf planet has distinct surface features, NASA's New Horizons mission has now spotted not just Pluto's largest moons, but the smallest natural satellites too.
No, this isn't humanity's attempt at laser-etching Saturn's cloudy atmosphere with interplanetary graffiti, this is the stunning view at the bottom of a brand new adaptive optics system intended to superboost the clarity of deep space.
On the 956th sol of Curiosity's mission on Mars, the 6-wheeled NASA rover watched the sun dip below the horizon.
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